The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has revealed that plans are underway to officially commission the Ojaja University located in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Naija News gathered that this is as the monarch took to his social media pages to disclose that Ojaja University has received full accreditation for the take-off courses of the institution from the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Ooni of Ife submitted that with the help of the Institute’s substantial Vice Chancellor, Professor Jeleel Ojuade, a thorough accreditation exercise was recently conducted and completed by the NUC.
According to him, admission into various degree programs would soon commence with an easy payment plan for students.
The monarch remarked that “What we are bringing on board in terms of academic reform is different from what is out there. Our graduates and products will not be half-baked.
“They will be well-trained to meet the teeming demands of a modern technological-driven society like Nigeria. They will be the change-makers who are ready to proffer solutions to all issues they might encounter in and outside their workspace.”
Speaking about how the institution seeks to solve the problem posed by the Nigerian education sector to graduates, the Ooni said “Our students just do the normal routine every four years write their projects and they graduate. What solution are they creating to the many issues we have in the country, especially in health, technology, housing, and agriculture among others?
“Nigerian Universities just churn out millions of graduates yearly but don’t arm them with the necessary skills and support they need. In China and the united states of America, students build most of the applications we use today.
“Facebook, Instagram, and the likes were built by students but today they are making billions of dollars from them. Our education curriculum should teach how to analyze situations and bring pragmatic solutions via proper research.
“Imagine a university where student graduates and there is a business grant waiting for those who are willing to delve into entrepreneurship.
“The grants are made readily available to help establish what they have learned in school. We can’t keep churning out graduates without providing how they should be utilised. If not we would continue to witness the current brain drain and the massive exodus of our best hand to foreign countries.
“Ojaja university will be structured in a way whereby students will be given a free hand to explore and settle for what they wish to become with our solid support. They will be trained to be problem solvers and critical thinkers with a burning entrepreneurial mindset.
“The university is driven strictly by innovation and ideas. We will celebrate more innovative minds than academic excellence.”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Tayo Elegbede